Category Archives: Application

The Purpose of Scars and Dents

In a recent aviation oriented magazine, the owner of an airplane who leased out her airplane to a local flight school lamented the fact that whenever she flew the airplane she would notice new damage that was caused by student … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not

“Augustine defined sin as any word, deed, or desire against eternal law.” [1]   How are these eternal laws expressed?  Most of those that come immediately to mind are negative.  Consider the Ten Commandments.  Only two are positive.  Remember the Sabbath … Continue reading

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Does Christianity Work?

Science can be defined as the “logical and systematic study of nature and the physical world”. [1]  In order to study our physical world, scientists develop theories about how our world is constructed and then perform experiments to determine if … Continue reading

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Doubt

Recent research has shown what many Christians suspected is true—the Christian church is losing many young people and the major reason is serious intellectual doubts. [1]  Now when we talk about doubt and Christianity, most immediately think about doubting the … Continue reading

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Sins of Omission

In the past two blogs we have discussed the book Why We Make Mistakes.  Another point the author makes is that research has shown people feel more responsible for their actions than their inaction.  He notes that inaction means we … Continue reading

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Evangelism

My dad recently sent me the following article from A Treasury of Bible Illustrations. A secretary on the job is engulfed in problems. Her husband left her; a son is in rebellion; she can barely make ends meet. She cries … Continue reading

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Awe

Awe is defined as an “overwhelming and bewildering sense of connection with a startling universe that is usually far beyond the narrow band of our consciousness”. [1]  Webster’s defines it as “an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that … Continue reading

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An Example of Faith

Sometimes faith seems to be an abstract concept suited only to scholarly discussion of religion and philosophy.  But faith does have an impact on our everyday existence and I ran across an example in an aviation magazine. Randy Rizor is … Continue reading

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Not Ashamed to be Our God

The past two postings have been about faith.  In reading what Hebrews has to say about this topic, I came across a statement that struck me as being a different way at looking at our relationship with God. “Therefore God … Continue reading

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Faith Is Not Having

The last posting about faith was prompted by an article by Andrée Seu Peterson in World Magazine.  She mentions as aspect of faith of which I had not thought.  She observes:  “In fact, psychologically speaking . . .faith is always … Continue reading

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